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How To Break The Internet With Your Art

Anish Kapoor Ditry Corner (2011) Photo: The Guardian

By Amah-Rose Abrams

This piece originally appeared on artnet News

In the digital age we live in, it can be hard to get your break in the arts. But harness the power of the internet, and you can move forward by leaps and bounds.

Whether it be with …

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Andy Warhol’s Celebrity Polaroids Are Like Retro Instagrams

From 1958 until his death, Warhol took hundreds, if not thousands, of instant photos, including selfies.The post Andy Warhol’s Celebrity Polaroids …

The Arts

A Brief And Gloriously Naughty History Of Early Erotica In Art (NSFW)

In the words of almighty queen Audre Lorde: "The erotic is a measure between the beginnings of our sense of self and the chaos of our strongest feelings. It is an internal sense of satisfaction to which, once we have experienced it, we know we can aspire."

In other words, eroticism is powerful. It …

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Opinion: Lomography, an Alternative Perspective on Traditional Photo Standards

Lomography began as an art movement in the early 1990s after a group of Viennese students discovered the LC-A, a camera manufactured by Russian …

Art

Disturbingly Beautiful Post-Apocalyptic Artworks by Yuri Shwedoff

Yuri Shwedoff is a young, but immensely talented Moscow-based digital artist who feels passionate about movies and post-apocalyptic themes. He …

Chinese librarian replaced 140 masters paintings with works he painted himself

Xiao Yuan substituted famous works including landscapes and calligraphies in a gallery within the library of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts

In an audacious heist worthy of a Hollywood plot - a librarian at a leading Chinese fine arts gallery is accused of stealing 143 paintings by grandmasters …

Asia

How ancient Aboriginal art is thriving in the Instagram age

Art

Two Ways of Making a Painting in the 21st Century

Ruth Root, “Untitled” (2014-2015), fabric, plexiglas, enamel paint and spray, 106 1/4 x 63 1/4 inches (courtesy the Artist and Andrew Kreps …

Painting

Takashi Murakami and Louis Vuitton Are Discontinuing Their Multicolore Monogram Collection

Since its debut in 2003, the longstanding collaboration between Takashi Murakami and Louis Vuitton has created itself a legendary status. According to a store associate at Louis Vuitton's Saks Fifth Avenue location in New York, "the collection is said to be leaving stores at the end of July, …

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Mobile Photography and Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 19 July 2015

Another beautiful week for mobile photography and art from around the world is showcased today. Each image represents not only a glimpse of the …

Art

Art Southampton 2015 Breaks Records in Attendance, Sales & Acclaim!

Art Miami Fairs

ART SOUTHAMPTON 2015 DRAWS CRITICAL ACCLAIM FROM TOP INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS, ART ADVISORS & CURATORS

Record attendance and sales, …

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Studio photography: Portrait of a dying art

Bringing to light These are hard times for photo studios in the city owing to the snaphappy culture spawned by the advent of smartphones

Photography (India)

Newswire: Future’s new album art is from Shutterstock, the artist made less than $80

Popular rapper Future released his latest album, Dirty Sprite 2, a few days ago, and the investigative reporters at The Fader noticed something interesting about the album’s artwork: It looks surprisingly similar to a stock photo from image site Shutterstock. We don’t know how the site noticed …

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These artists are making thousands of dollars — and their livings — off of Tumblr

A still from one of Cannon's GIFs - see the real version on her site sam-cannon.com

Brooklyn-based photographer Sam Cannon makes her living creating shockingly gorgeous GIFs.

Her work has been featured in campaigns by TRESemme, Universal Studios, Lipton, Converse, Mastercard, Free People, and …

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maisie cousins is totally over your unoriginal feminist art

Maisie Cousins can't remember a time when she wasn't making art. While struggling at school, art became a medium through which she was able to escape, and it's something she's been exploring ever since. Hedonistic and performative, Maisie's work explores themes of power, femininity, nature, …

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An 8 Year Old Made This In Art Class And His Family Was onfused A First

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Check Out These Vintage Photos of New Zealand's LGBT Scene

In the 70s and 80s, Fiona Clark was one of the first photographers to shoot New Zealand's LGBT scene. She captured her friends at parties and in their homes, and her images were warm portraits of the city's cultural fringe. In many ways she's a contemporary of Carol Jerrems, Rennie Ellis, and Nan …

New Zealand News

Marc Quinn: Making Waves review – an artfully made portrait of a provocative artist

Filmed over a couple of years, this pleasingly straightforward documentary follows artist Marc Quinn (best known for making casts of his head out of his own frozen blood) as he goes about his travels, collaborating with various fabricators, attending parties and openings, meeting other artists and …

Artistry

Ontario government under fire for office art with explicit sex images

A deceptively innocent-looking artwork that actually includes graphic photographs of naked women having sex is raising eyebrows with Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives, who say it should not be on display in a government office building.

Sacred Circle VI by French-Canadian artist Rosalie Maheux is …

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10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a dime.

These disposable magazines were the home of so-called "genre" fiction: thrillers, romances, noir crime stories, westerns, science fiction, and …

Authors

Meet Monika Mogi, Tokyo's Photography Prodigy

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.

I met Monika Mogi a few years ago in LA while we were both nervously standing around at the Ardorous/Rookie group show in which we both had work. Her boyfriend had a car and some weed so we escaped the crowd and drove up to Griffith Park to relax. …

Art

Seven decades of Soviet photography – in pictures

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Does This Photo Feature the Notoriously Camera-Shy Vincent van Gogh?

He may have painted dozens of self-portraits, but Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh was not a fan of being photographed. Few photographic images of the …

Art

Anton Corbijn’s Iconic Music Portraits Are on View at the Hague Museum of Photography

Although his subjects include some of the most famous musicians of the past four decades, the work of Dutch artist Anton Corbijn, on view this summer at the Hague Museum of Photography in the just-extended major retrospective “1-2-3-4,” are far removed from the kind of big production typical of …

Art

How To Develop Your Photographic Style

This post was adapted from my eBook, Taking Your Portraiture to the Next Level I.

Many of wedding and family photography portfolios featuring the …

Fashion Photography

The Festival of Insignificance review – Milan Kundera lacks vim

Milan Kundera was a gateway drug for me, my initiation into the world of serious literature. I still have the heavily (and embarrassingly) annotated edition of The Unbearable Lightness of Being that I was given by Giles H, a portly and bespectacled boy in the upper sixth when I, a pimply fourth …

Literature

A Stark New Munich Museum Reveals The Roots of Nazism

There are no artifacts at a new museum in Munich tracing the rise of Nazism—and the stark words and images make a powerful impact.

A visit to Munich finds a pleasant town of tradition; clean neo-classical buildings, ornate churches and noble parklands animated by people riding bikes, walking dogs …

Picasso = Genius: This algorithm can judge “creativity” in art as well as the experts

Art is seen as unquantifiable. Great paintings are creative forces that transcend their brush strokes, colors, and compositions. They can’t be reduced to mere data, analyzed, and ranked by their creativity. Two computer scientists at Rutgers University respectfully disagree.

Ahmed Elgammal and Babak …

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